Silver & Gold 1973-1979 (2005) Eleven years after its first release, British reissue label Blood and Fire (founded, curiously, by Simply Red's Mick Hucknall) is still finding jaw-dropping material from… 2005-10-25 Prince Far I Hip-Hop/Rap
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Silver & Gold 1973-1979 (2005)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 25, 2005; Lead Performance: Prince Far I; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Eleven years after its first release, British reissue label Blood and Fire (founded, curiously, by Simply Red's Mick Hucknall) is still finding jaw-dropping material from the fertile Jamaican music scene of the '70s. Silver & Gold: 1973-1979 spotlights the scorched-earth chanting of Prince Far I, a fiery proto-rapper with a gravelly delivery that sounds like Howlin' Wolf after a few giant spliffs. Over a set of classic roots-reggae rhythms and dub tracks, he spits antiwar slogans and Rastafarian rhymes with the force of a hurricane.

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints